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How to Achieve the Light and Airy Look in Your Home

Have you ever scrolled IG and wondered how in the world so many people have curated spaces that has all the blissful, light and airy vibes? You're not alone. This highly sought-after aesthetic isn't just pleasing to the eye, it also promotes a sense of peace and spaciousness. So how do you get there? Achieving this look is actually a lot easier than you think. Use these tips to infuse your home with brightness, lightness and an effortlessly cozy vibe.

Soft Colors All the Way:

The foundation of a light and airy space is a soft, neutral color palette. Think whites, beiges, soft grays and pastels. Hues like these reflect natural light, making spaces appear larger and more open. I'm all about those neutrals, but lately I've been craving a hint of color. Contrasting those lighter colors with a deep blue or forest green can give you the pop you're looking for, and add depth all while maintaining the overall serene vibe.

Look to the Natural Light:

Natural light is key to creating an airy interior. Remove heavy curtains and replace them with sheer fabrics that allow sunlight and a light breeze to filter through. My favorite is extra long curtains! Intentional mirror placement across from windows that reflect light throughout the room can enhance brightness, creating the illusion of more space.

Choose the Right Lighting Fixtures:

In areas where natural light is limited, artificial lighting selections are crucial. Opt for fixtures that mimic natural light. LED bulbs in 'daylight' tones can brighten up a room without the warmth that 'soft white' bulbs provide. Incorporate a mix of interesting overhead lighting, floor lamps and table lamps to create a layered lighting effect that's both functional and inviting.

Declutter and Organize:

I know I say this a lot, but decluttering is so important! A cluttered space feels cramped, heavy and just the opposite of cozy. To achieve an airy feel, declutter surfaces and opt for minimalist decor. Y'all know I'm all about that minimalism. Utilize smart storage solutions to keep everyday items out of sight but easily accessible. Plus it's an excuse to hit up Ikea. ;) Always remember, less is more.

Incorporate Lightweight Textiles and Materials:

Choose furniture and decor items made from lightweight materials and fabrics. Linen, cotton and sheer fabrics are great for windows, upholstery and throw pillows-- keeping the space feeling breezy. Furniture in light woods, glass, or metal with slender frames further enhances the open and airy feel.

Add Plants and Keep it Natural:

Bring in a bit of the outdoors with some greenery. Plants not only add a pop of color and texture but also improve air quality, contributing to the overall airy feel of your home. Choose low-maintenance indoor plants that thrive in natural light.

Use Reflective and Transparent Elements:

Incorporate elements like glass, acrylic and mirrored surfaces to bounce light around the room and add to the airy aesthetic. Consider glass coffee tables, acrylic chairs, or mirrored accent pieces to elevate the look without visual heaviness.


Achieving a light and airy look in your home is all about making thoughtful choices in color, lighting and materials. I live by being intentional, even in interior design. By embracing soft hues and neutral palettes, maximizing natural light and decluttering your space, you can create a home that feels both open and inviting. It's a pleasing aesthetic that not only looks stunning but can also enhance your overall well-being.

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